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What Can I Do if my Collaborative Divorce is Not Making Progress?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Ideally, a collaborative divorce is a straightforward process through which a divorcing couple determines the terms of their divorce settlement, such as how their assets will be divided and whether one party will receive alimony. Many couples begin this process confident that they will be able to create a mutually-satisfying divorce settlement through collaboration…. Read More »


How Can my Spouse and I Prepare for Our Collaborative Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce through the collaborative divorce process, you need to take steps to ensure that you can complete the process smoothly. Collaborative divorce is different from the traditional courtroom divorce method in that it gives the divorcing couple greater control over the process. Rather than having decisions… Read More »


Collaborative “Divorce” for Unmarried Couples

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

In decades past, most couples’ relationships followed a similar progression pattern: start dating, get engaged, get married, buy a home, then have children. Today, although many couples continue to follow this pattern, it is not unusual to see unmarried couples purchase homes and have children together. Sometimes, these couples marry later and in other… Read More »

Professionals you Might Meet During your Collaborative Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Many couples who choose collaborative divorce choose it because it can be less stressful and more satisfying than divorcing through litigation. A collaborative divorce is completed through a series of meetings between the couple, Financial and Mental Health neutrals and their respective lawyers, during which they create agreements about issues like timesharing, spousal maintenance,… Read More »

How Can I Save Money on my Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

If you are considering filing for divorce, you have a lot to think about.  You need to find a competent lawyer that you trust to handle your case, you need to file the necessary documents with the court correctly, you need to interact with your lawyer, the court, and your spouse regarding emotionally-charged topics… Read More »

The Fight Over Fido — Who Gets to Keep the Family Pets in a Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

We’ve all heard the joke that says, “We’re staying together for the sake of the dog”.  But in reality, many couples do end up facing a divorce, and in addition to all the other painful decisions about who gets what, pets become part of that dilemma. Although many of us love our pets as… Read More »

Reasons to Consider a Collaborative Divorce over Mediation

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

If you do determine that ADR is right for you, you need to decide whether you are better suited to mediation or a collaborative divorce. Both will save you money by keeping your divorce out of the courtroom. Both have their pros and cons. A few of the advantages that collaborative divorce has over… Read More »

How is Collaborative Divorce Different from Mediation?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

If you are considering filing for divorce, consider completing the divorce process through alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  There are multiple types of ADR, each of which has unique requirements for the parties involved in the dispute.  What unites them is their common purpose: to allow individuals to avoid the stress and high cost of… Read More »

Do I Need A Collaborative Divorce Team?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Collaborative divorce is becoming more and more common in Florida, with many couples citing a wish to divorce much more quickly and civilly than the standard court system seems to promote. Since it is a new process, however, oftentimes there are questions to be asked before commencing the process. One of the most common… Read More »

Collaborative Divorce: Achieving your goals without hostility

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Collaborative divorce has been increasing in popularity, and for good reason; it helps you achieve resolution in a less draining manner. While collaborative divorce can be a great help to reaching accord, both spouses still must work hard with the assistance of their lawyers. Time and Usefulness While collaborative divorce may very well be… Read More »

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